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Meet Us

Welcome to Wilshire Dental, where a warm and friendly team welcomes new and returning patients. We pride ourselves on respectful, kind, and personalized care for the whole family. We specialize in conservative treatment and minimally invasive dentistry, and our knowledgeable team is ready to answer questions and schedule your next appointment.

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Melanie Schlang-Richardson, DDS

Dr. Melanie was born and raised in Santa Monica and is dedicated to providing excellent dental care to her community. She completed both her undergraduate degree and dental degree at the University of Southern California. After graduation, Dr. Melanie completed a year-long Comprehensive Esthetic Residency program as well as several extensive courses on topics such as supra-gingival dentistry, composite and porcelain restorations, and occlusion. Dr. Melanie is happy to provide her patients with both general and cosmetic dental services. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), and Western Los Angeles Dental Society (WLADS).

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Santa Monica’s Favorite Family Dentist

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Dr. Melanie & her staff are the most kind and accommodating group. My family & I have been coming to her for many years and each time we are so happy with their gentle service. Going to the dentist has never been so stress free. I can’t imagine ever going anywhere else!

Sarah R. 

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If you are looking for the best dentist in Santa Monica, you have to see Dr. Melanie at Wilshire Dental. She is the best dentist - fun, trustworthy and thorough. I always feel great going to the dentist now.

Shannon H. 

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Dr. Melanie is hands down one of the most trustworthy dentists around. She truly cares about her patients and always takes the time to make sure to thoroughly go over everything with you. I have now been a patient with Wilshire Dental for over 6 years. If you are looking for a dentist you can trust, look no further make an appointment at Wilshire Dental today!

Sheena A. 

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Been going here for 10+ years. Always been great. Dr. Schlang is a fantastic dentist with cheerful bedside manner. She also has excellent hygienists (I think that's what you call them?) and awesome receptionists. They're always on time (in my experience) and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great dental office on the Westside.

Sky W. 

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I just went to Wilshire Dental for the first time and was extremely pleased with my experience. Everyone is SO nice. Dr. Melanie is super thorough and personable. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

Sophia S. 

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I’ve been coming here for a few years now and it’s the best dentist in Los Angeles. The staff is always so sweet & friendly. I always leave happy with my cleaning!

Sarah N. 

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Dr. Schlang, the front office and the technicians have all been professional, flexible, personable, and reliable. Any time I’ve had a dental emergency or needed to reschedule they would accommodate me same day without issue. I have been going to this practice for a few years now and would recommend this dental practice to anyone looking for dental care.

Kathryn O.

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Wilshire Dental in Santa Monica is amazing. Dr. Melanie is the best dentist and her staff are so caring and thorough. The office is beautiful and so easy to get to right on Wilshire. I highly recommend!

Daphne C. 

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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Melanie for almost ten years.  The office is open on Saturdays and that is very convenient and makes it easier to keep up with my cleanings and check-ups. Doreen always explains the billing and provides an estimate before any dental treatment. The staff here are always welcoming and provide excellent dental services.


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The name should be Gentle. This is the nice place to get your teeth fixed. I recently had a cavity, and called them up. I was in and out in a flash with a great big smile. I recommend Wilshire Dental to my family and friends.

Watkins X. 

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I love that Wilshire Dental takes my PPO dental insurance because they provide the best dental care in Santa Monica. I love everything about this office and highly recommend.

Tyler R. 

Location & Hours

Address: 3201 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 110 Santa Monica, CA 90403Phone Number: (310) 829-5181

We are a street-level location on the corner of Wilshire and Franklin, right across the street from Big 5 and Bristol Farms.

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